BBC to screen HBO series – The Wire

The Wire was broadcast for five seasons in the US, produced by HBO to rave reviews from the critics. A total of 60 episodes were released between 2002 and 2008, and now UK viewers will get a chance to catch every season. BBC Two has confirmed they will screen the series, with transmission dates forthcoming very soon.

The show is about crime in Baltimore, and takes the unusual step of using both the police and their suspects as the protagonists. Each season delves into a different theme, with Dominic West leading an ensemble cast to find and catch the various criminals. Of course, it’s never that simple, and now for the first time, the UK can join in as the stories are unravelled.